India, Azerbaijan sign mutual legal assistance treaty

New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) India and Azerbaijan Thursday signed a treaty on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters which will help improve effectiveness in investigation of transnational crimes including terrorism.

According to an official release, the treaty was signed by Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and visiting Azerbaijani Justice Minister Fikrat Mammadov.

The release said that mutual legal assistance treaty was one of the significant legal instruments to improve effectiveness of the contracting states in investigation and prosecution of transnational crime including terrorism by providing the necessary framework for assistance.

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